West Ashley Greenway
Located in Charleston, Charleston County, SC.
Part of City of Charleston's Park system; see webpage here.
This ten-mile long rail-trail is part of the East Coast Greenway. The scenery varies from suburban to rural along the way. The eastern end runs through commercial and residential sections of the West Ashley neighborhood. There are a number of street crossings, but none of them carry much traffic, with the exception of Folly Road. As you get farther west, you will see some creeks, ponds, and wetlands, plus an agricultural experiment station. Plenty of wildlife can be observed in the marshes near the western end of the greenway.
Much of the trail is unpaved, hard-packed dirt, but some parts near the eastern end are paved. There are virtually no hills. Although it runs parallel to US #17, it is far enough away that you cannot see the highway or hear the traffic noise.
Note: The West Ashley Greenway is not the same as the West Ashley Bikeway. The two trails are nearby, but they do not connect.
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How to Get There
- East end: Take I-26 to exit #212 and go west on I-526 (Mark Clark Expressway) 11.2 kilometers (7 miles). Exit onto “US #17 North” and go east on the Savannah Highway 5.8 km. (3.6 mi.). Turn right onto Folly Road (SC #171) and go south a short distance. Look for the Greenway on the right side of the road.
- West end: Take I-26 to exit #212 and go west on I-526 (Mark Clark Expressway) 11.2 kilometers (7 miles). Exit onto “US #17 North” and go west on the Savannah Highway 7.4 km. (4.6 mi.). Turn left onto Main Road (SC #20) and go south 1.1 km. (0.7 mi.). Turn left onto McLeod Mill Road and look for the Greenway entrance on the left side of the road.
- There are many other access points along the way.
Latitude 32.77722, Longitude -79.97361
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